Thursday, March 29, 2012

March UFO finish

Finished the binding this evening on my March UFO 
for Judy's 2012 UFO Challenge at Patchwork Times
Simple Scrappy Pleasures ~ 40 x 44
Quilt #8 ~ This little quilt started out as a 2002 BOM from Claudia's Quilt Shoppe. The pattern is still available! Made with throw away scraps from a company where I worked as a seamstress in the 1980s, most of the fabrics are vintage calico. The backing is also vintage, a larger piece I purchased at that time.
I did add a yellow fabric that was probably from the later 90s and the solid navy blue binding is new. There wasn't enough of the navy blue fabrics for the binding and I felt it needed to be dark. Looking at it now, I am sorry I added that yellow in 2002. It would have been good that all the fabrics were from the same time era.
The borders are quilted with spools of thread, the inner border is quilted with small baskets (hard to see blue on blue) and I used a feathered meander in the center. Added a sleeve so I can hang this one along with Connected Friends. Happy with a finish and one more quilt rescued from the closet :0)

Next up is UFO # 10 ~ Another BOM called Galactic Twinkle. Poke here to go to Judy's Patchwork Times to see what other quilters have completed for March.

This morning was the first session of a quilt class I teach at Cathy's Sew and Vac. The quilt, Black White and Red All Around is designed by Kathie Holland. Here are the fabrics I pulled to make the quilt along with the class:
Gail is making hers in browns and tans, Kathy in blues and creams and Kathy T is doing black, white and red. Thank you Kathie for your permission. Everyone loves your quilt design!

Temecula Quilt Co posted the last Blessings Basket block and tomorrow will post the final part to finish the QAL. Looking forward to then...


  1. Great finish!
    I love the quilted spools. Nice touch

  2. I am so jealous that you are getting so many UFO's finished!! Can I send you a few of mine?

  3. Your quilt is so charming. I love any quilt with houses, stars, and/or baskets. You've got all three. The fabric makes it even more special.

  4. Just gorgeous Jo ! Congratulations on a great finish !

  5. A finish is always a good thing! Hurray!

  6. lovelovelove! don't worry about the yellow, though, it bothers you the most, since you're the one who made the quilt....

  7. Very charming--I love the row by row effect. The spool quilting and the feathers look wonderful. Congrats on a full finish!

  8. The yellow fabric will pose a nice problem for future quilt historians, and the bonus is, it looks good!

  9. Lovely. The quilted spools are really cool!

  10. A lovely quilt, love the quilting ideas.

  11. I love the cottage-style-setting sampler quilts. Thanks for this showing - it is wonderful. Judy C

  12. Congratulations on the finish! Love the spools design!


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